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Kevin’s InstantPot Pot Roast/Stroganoff/Stew-Thing-Dinner

You can go a couple different directions with this recipe, depending on how long you simmer it for at the end. The longer the simmer, the saucier and less soupy it will be. It’s a matter of preference though. It’s pretty wonderful either way.


  1. A good-sized London broil (or any inexpensive cut of meat, really)
  2. Olive oil
  3. Flour (I use fine-milled almond flour.)
  4. ½ cup of red wine
  5. 2 cups of broth (I like chicken, but go where your heart takes you. It is a beef dish.)
  6. Soy sauce to taste
  7. 1 large onion, sliced thin
  8. 24 oz sliced mushrooms
  9. 16 oz of sour cream
  10. Noodles or rice or other grains or whatever you like to put stuff like this on


  1. Cube your London broil into 1-1½” pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, coat your beef with a liberal amount of flour.
  3. In olive oil, “Sauté” the meat on high until browned. (No pressure lid needed.)
  4. Add red wine, broth, and a minimal amount of soy sauce, (you’ll add more later) and with the lid, and “Stew” on high (45 minutes).
  5. Vent, and remove the pressure lid.
  6. Add onion and mushrooms and “Sauté” on high for about 30 minutes, until your veggies go soft. (OPTION: “Sauté” on low another 30 minutes or so to thicken the sauce. You can skip this if your wife comes home early.)
  7. Turn off the heat and let the boiling stop. When it does, stir in your sour cream and soy sauce to taste. As always with salt, go slow and keep adding in smallish amounts until you get it right. You can’t take it back out. This is also a good time to make your noodles or grains or whatever.
  8. Put the sauce on the noodles and put it in your face!

Kevin’s Hot Smoked Chicken and Avocado Soup

Ingredients: 48 ounces chicken/bone broth (I like the bone) Salt to taste (For soups, I often salt with chicken base paste.) 1/2 cup white wine 1/4 cup olive oil 2 medium onions, roughly chopped 4 medium carrots, chopped 4 stalks of celery, chopped 3 avocados, cubed 2 large poblano peppers 3 chicken breasts, pounded flat chopped cilantro… Continue Reading

Not Granddad’s Stroganoff

This recipe must begin with an apology. My dear, departed Granddad made the best stroganoff ever… until now. My poor sister will likely never forgive me for this, but I gotta be true. Sorry, Sisterita. The upside is that this recipe is super-easy to make, and pretty forgiving of substitutions, so have some fun with… Continue Reading

Taco Soup

1 pound ground beef (or turkey) 1 onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder (Kevin used taco seasoning) 8 ounces cream cheese 2 10-ounce cans of Rotel tomatoes (Kevin used diced fresh tomatoes and chopped up a poblano pepper) 2 cans of beef broth (we used chicken broth) Brown meat… Continue Reading

Turkey Meatball

Ingredients: 2 Pounds Ground Turkey 2 Eggs ½ Cup Rye or Chickpea Flour ½ Cup Minced Red Onion 2 Tablespoons Minced Fresh Ginger 6 Minced Garlic Cloves ¼ Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley ¼ Cup Chopped Fresh Basil or Parsley ½ Cup Minced Zucchini 2 Minced Celery Stalks 1 Minced Jalapeno Pepper, seeds and ribs removed… Continue Reading

Oak Street Saucy Chicken and Mushrooms

4 chicken thighs — whole, 2 chicken breasts — filleted, all deboned and skinned 3 tablespoons olive oil, the yummiest oil there is 8 cloves 2 bay leaves 3 tablespoons vinegar, red wine is fine, though anything but white will do 2 tablespoons agave 1½ cups sour cream Salt and pepper 1 cup chicken broth Flour… Continue Reading

Lena’s Lasagna

This is the lasagna you make for people who don’t like traditional lasagna. It’s a departure, but great and easy to make. I’ve probably made it 100 times and it’s always been a hit, even with my friends who “don’t like lasagne”. 1.5 pounds of ground meat (we use turkey or buffalo or a combination)… Continue Reading

Kevin’s Awesome® Blackened Fish Filets

Seasoning Ingredients 1 and 1/2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon ground dried thyme 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon salt Directions Mix it up. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Hard,… Continue Reading